Project Title: Masculinity, Balance, and Compensation: A New Theory of Gender Performance
Professor Young's theoretical work has extended theories of gender that identify "masculine overcompensation," recognizing "masculine undercompensation" as a strategy for seeking what she terms "masculine balance" -- a means of calibrating gender performance that contributes to hegemonic gender relations Young proposes to test her theoretical work with three empirical studies, one experimental and two mixed-methods. This work identifies gaps in the extant literature on masculinity and gender performance, asking questions such as: How do men “balance” their masculinity from one context to the next? How and when can we disaggregate masculinity from maleness? In what ways are unequal gender relations masked under a veneer of apparent progress?
- Young, Kathryne M. 2017. "Masculine Undercompensation and Masculine Balance: Notes on the Hawaiian Cockfight." Social Forces 95(4): 1341–70.
- Young, Kathryne M. and Joan Petersilia. 2016. "Keeping Track: Surveillance, Control, and the Expansion of the Carceral State." Harvard Law Review 129: 1318–1360.
- Young, Kathryne M. 2014. "Everyone Knows the Game: Legitimacy and Legal Consciousness in the Hawaiian Cockfight." Law & Society Review 48: 499–530.
- Young, Kathryne M. 2009. "Rights Consciousness in Criminal Procedure: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry." Sociology of Crime, Law & Deviance 12: 67–95.